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Asia's Ozone Pollution Travels To California

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:45am

A new study shows that about 10 percent of air pollution in California's Central Valley comes from Asia.

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Quick Income Changes Can Threaten Coverage For Those On Medicaid

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:41am

Obamacare added millions of new customers whose incomes hover near the Medicaid line. When their earnings rise or fall, their health insurance could lapse while they're switching plans.

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Inside Foxconn, Home Of The iPhone Factory

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:40am

Walt Mossberg of the tech news site Re/code was allowed to take a tour of the facility in Taiwan where iPads and Macs are made.

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8 Dead In Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:33am

The death of a single father and his seven children in Maryland appears to be the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:30am

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.

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Hold The Mammal: Daring To Make Dairy-Free Cheese From Nuts

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:29am

A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.

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Students Can Live For Free At Dutch Nursing Home

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:25am

In exchange for volunteering, students can live at no cost. It's an arrangement that's breathing new life into the retirement home.

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Ibeyi On World Cafe

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:11am

Hear the young French-Cuban sister act perform songs from its self-titled debut.

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A (Nearly) Comprehensive Guide To The Music Of 'Mad Men'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:56am

From "The Twist" to "Is That All There Is?," the songs that Mad Men uses to depict the 1960s are perfect — but often unpredictable — representations of the decade's slow evolution.

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Lucille Ball Sculptor Apologizes For 'By Far My Most Unsettling' Work

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:47am

"I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' " artist Dave Poulin says, adding that he didn't mean "to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image."

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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Created An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:46am

Phyllis R. Klotman made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that may have disappeared otherwise.

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Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:38am

Most artists belong to their times. But Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present.

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Greece Puts A Figure On Nazi-Era Reparations From Germany

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:22am

Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliamentary panel the figure was about $305.1 billion. It's the first time Greece has set a figure for the German occupation in the 1940s.

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Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:20am

The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.

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Why Doesn't Your Butt Fall Through The Chair?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:50am

One of the strangest and least appreciated discoveries of modern physics is that solid matter is — to put it bluntly — a big lie, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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